Other Main Upanishads

This article is a continuation of articles on Upanishad, Brihadaranyaka Upanishad and Chandogya Upanishad. Please read these articles before reading this article.

The following eight Upanishads:- Kena, Katha, Taittariya, Aitareya, Ishavasya, Prasna, Mundaka and Mandukya are discussed in these articles. These eight Upanishads together with Brihadaranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads form the famous ten Upanishads that were authored before the start of Common Era (CE).

Table of the Ten Main Upanishads

The table shown below summarizes the characteristics of the ten major Upanishads, famously known as Dasopanishads or Mukhya Upanishads.

n Name TopTen Muller Veda Period Period Period Size
1 Brihadaranyaka Y Y Yajur S Oldest Brahmana 700 BCE 170
2 Chandogya Y Y Sama Old Brahmana 650 BCE 160
3 Kena Y Y Sama Old Brahmana 600 BCE 8
4 Katha Y Y Yajur K Middle Sutra 500 BCE 24
5 Taittariya Y Y Yajur K Late Buddhist 400 BCE 28
6 Aitareya Y Y Rig Late Buddhist 400 BCE 11
7 Ishavasya Y Y Yajur S Late Mauryan 300 BCE 4
8 Prasna Y Y Atharva Late IndoGreek 200 BCE 19
9 Mundaka Y Y Atharva Late IndoGreek 200 BCE 18
10 Mandukya Y Atharva Latest Maha.Bud 100 BCE 4

The eight Upanishads discussed here, even when combined together is smaller than Chandogya or Brih andaranyaka.

Further Reading

Internal Sources

  1. Upanishad
  2. Upanishad Wiki
  3. Mukhya Upanishad Nouns Alphabetical
  4. Mukhya Upanishad Nouns Frequency Wise
  5. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
  6. Chandogya Upanishad
  7. Other 8 Upanishads

External Sources

  1. Upanishads in Sanskrit Originals - astrojyoti
  2. Upanishads in English - sacred-text
  3. Upanishads in English - sacred-text
  4. 108 Upanishads - celextel
  5. Upanishads - wikipedia

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 17 Oct 2011 11:42 and updated at 19 Oct 2011 13:33

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